In Missouri if we want a change in weather, just wait unitl tomorrow as we usually have a variety of temperatures.

Best wishes to Hilda Carter as she had a 7 hour surgery in Columbia Hospital and is presently in West Plains for recuperative therapy and has our prayers.

Roger and Lanell Long spent most of March vacationing in Florida, and doing a lot of fishing. Lanell’s brother, Johnny Simpson, met them there for a few days while he was on other business in the area. Roger and Lanell attended church of 1200 in the congregation and Arkansas Governor Huckabee attended there.

Jr. Sisney and Mearl Satterfield wer fishing in Norfork Lake Thursday but fish weren’t biting too well.

Richard and Rene Blackburn have their daughter and husband, Melissa and Jason Ballard, with their daughter, Sidney, visiting them over Easter weekend.

Kristin Luebbert, and granddaughter, Alexus, spent last week with me. Dave and Karen Davis, Marlyn and Charlene Pitcock, from Udall and Forsyth, had dinner with me Friday.

Kristin, Alexus and I were in West Plains Tuesday for my eye doctor appointment.

On Wednesday we were in Mountain Home for my other doctor appointment.

Last Monday we visited in Forsyth with Marlyn and Charlene Pitcock.

Shane Pendergrass has his garden plowed ready for spring planting. Spring shrubs, forsythia, bridal wreath and daffodils and joquils are getting in full bloom reminding us spring is here, though there is a chill in the air.

In last weeks edition of “The Times” clubs were mentioned. One of the oldest was Lilly Ridge Friendly Neighbors Club, organized in 1934. An Iowa lady, Dot Downard, was the leader in organizing and made it very popular neighborhood meeting in the homes of members. In fact we would have a co-hostess, since there were more members than the months of the year. Becoming state extension members brought programs of interest and participation; our club representing Ozark County through the extension office. There were four generations in at least two families and were honored at Columbia, at various events, and accomplishments.

Club day was always looked forward to. Much could be written about those days.

Happy Easter day as families gather together on this weekend.

More news next week.